Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade-in-Place

Even while social distancing, you can help spread joy across the city in a unique way with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade-in-Place! This year’s festivities are a great way to celebrate creativity and build community while keeping Atlanta safe

Event Details
September 21st – 26th, 2020

Map & Locations
Kicking off the week, the map will be published on Monday, September 21st. A digital map will contain live updates on where to see the best lantern light displays!  Walk, bike, or drive around town to get involved throughout the weekend. 

Be sure to check #BeltLineParadeInPlace for live map updates and to join the celebration!

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Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour | Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is open and blooming! Originally scheduled for Mother’s Day weekend, the 36th Annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour makes its return this Summer. 

Event Details
September 12th – 13th, 2020
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year’s beloved tour showcases a range of spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern

Sunset Summers returns in 2020 for another great music series at Park Tavern on Sunday evenings! The weekly concerts continue all summer long with alternative performances from Atlanta’s most buzz-worthy artists through September. 

Event Details
Sunday Evenings | 7:30 p.m.

Location
Piedmont Park
521 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, performances will be held under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent of Park Tavern. With Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline as its backdrop, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Atlanta.

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Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival is postponed until Fall 2020. Updates to come!

Known as one of the top art festivals in the nation, the 11th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns with two full days of art, family-friendly activities, and more!

Festival Dates TBA

Festival Hours
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Festival Location
Piedmont Park
1215 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Featuring nearly 250 regional artists, the festival emphasizes visual arts and family fun. Explore the works of talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters!

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Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Summer Edition

From Krog Street Market to Park Tavern, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town. Join your friends and local community to try them all at the Summer Edition of Pub Crawl on the BeltLine!

Event Details
Saturday | August 8th, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Check In Locations

  • INMAN PARK: Guac y Margys
  • PONCE: City Winery
  • MIDTOWN: Apres Diem

The Spring Edition Pub Crawl will feature amazing food and drink specials with up to 5 complimentary beverages at locations along the crawl. Enjoy the holidays in Atlanta as you crawl your way along the Beltline!

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The dogwoods may not longer be in full bloom, but Atlanta is excited to welcome the return of the city’s favorite springtime tradition! Back by popular demand, enjoy getting out and about at the 84th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Event Details
August 7th – 9th, 2020

Location
Piedmont Park

A staple in Atlanta for over 80 years, more than 260 fine artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors will attend the three-day Festival!

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival Goes Virtual & Turns 10!

The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival turns 10 this Summer with endless fun for the whole family.

Go virtual and celebrate online with 10 Days of Summer where the Festival takes a walk down memory lane!

Event Dates
July 16th – 25th, 2020

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Cocktails in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Cocktails in the Garden is back! Due to the Garden’s closure for safety earlier this year, the beloved weekly event now returns for another season of mixing and mingling 5 nights a week!

Be sure to also check out everything you’ll need to know about enjoying the Botanical Garden with our Guide to the Atlanta Botanical Garden Reopening.

Event Details
Tuesdays through Sundays
May – September, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Atlanta Film Festival

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The 2020 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 44th annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 30th – May 10th, 2020

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Blackbox
Dad’s Garage Theater | Hilan Theatre
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Hotel Clermont
Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge | Paris on Ponce

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2020 festival has received over 8,000 film submissions from 120+ countries around the world. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The rain is clearing up, and there are clear skies ahead! Set out for some fun all weekend long with our Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, March 5th – March 8th, 2020.

Experience the best of Atlanta’s brunch flavors, explore Springtime in the city from flowers to family fun, and even  tap into your artistic side!

With a variety of events all throughout town, there’s something for everyone – and all ages! Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a  full weekend ahead.

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